Parthiv Patel

Indian cricketer (born 1985)

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Parthiv Patel

Personal information
Full name
Parthiv Ajay Patel
Born (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 39)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Batting Left-handed
Role Wicket-keeper batsman
International information
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Test debut (cap 244) 8 August 2002 v England
Last Test 25 January 2018 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 148) 4 January 2003 v New Zealand
Last ODI 21 February 2012 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 9
T20I debut (cap 37) 4 June 2011 v West Indies
Last T20I 31 August 2011 v England
T20I shirt no. 42
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004/05–2020 Gujarat
2008–2010 Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 9)
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala (squad no. 42)
2012 Deccan Chargers (squad no. 42)
2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 42)
2014, 2018–2020 Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 42, 13)
2015–2017 Mumbai Indians (squad no. 72)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 25 38 2 194
Runs scored 934 736 36 11,240
Batting average 31.13 23.74 18.00 43.39
100s/50s 0/6 0/4 0/0 27/62
Top score 71 95 26 206
Catches/stumpings 62/10 30/9 1/– 486/77
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Men’s Cricket
Representing  India
ICC Cricket World Cup
Runner-up 2003 South Africa
ACC Asia Cup
Runner-up 2004 Sri Lanka
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 December 2020

Parthiv Ajay Patel (born 9 March 1985) is a former Indian professional cricketer, wicketkeeperbatsman, and was a member of the Indian national cricket team.[1] He is a left-handed batsman and played for Gujarat in domestic cricket. Having lost a finger at the age of 9, he initially found it hard to keep wickets, but after enough practice, he was used to it.[2] When Parthiv played for the Indian team in 2002, he became the youngest wicket-keeper to represent a country in Tests. With the emergence of MS Dhoni as wicketkeeper-batsman, Parthiv Patel’s chance of becoming the first choice keeper for India faded away.

In December 2020, Patel announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.[3] After his retirement, Patel joined Mumbai Indians as a Talent Scout.[4] He is also now seen as a commentator in the Indian Premier League and International Matches too.

Domestic career[edit]

Patel led the Gujarat side in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy. Beating Odisha and Jharkhand in the quarterfinal and semifinal, the team reached the final for only the second time. In the final in January, they met defending champions Mumbai in Indore. Patel scored 90 in the first inning and 143 in the second and helped beat Gujarat to win its first Trophy.[5] Patel’s 143 was the highest in a successful chase in a Ranji Trophy final. The win also made Gujarat the first team and Patel the first captain to have won all three major domestic titles.[6]

In July 2018, he was named as the captain for India Green for the 2018–19 Duleep Trophy.[7] In October 2019, he was named as the captain of India B for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[8]

Indian Premier League[edit]

Patel was auctioned in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) to Chennai Super Kings.[9] He used to be a regular in the team and opened with the former Australian opener Matthew Hayden. He did not keep wicket as the Indian wicketkeeper as captain MS Dhoni was in the team. For the fourth season, he was signed by Kochi Tuskers Kerala. On 16 May, it was announced that Parthiv will be leading the Kochi Tuskers Kerala for the rest of the 2011 Indian Premier League.[10] As a result of the termination of Kochi Tuskers franchise, Parthiv along with the other players from the franchise was once again auctioned for the 2012 Indian Premier League season. He was picked by Deccan Chargers for $1m
During the 2012 IPL Trading Window. Parthiv was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 and by Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2014. Patel was signed by Mumbai Indians for the 2015 IPL as an opening batsmen.[11]

In January 2018, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 IPL auction.[12][13]

Other franchise cricket[edit]

In 2022, Gujarat Giants selected him in the Legends League Cricket and gave him the captaincy in the 2023 Legends League Cricket season.[14]

International career[edit]

Parthiv debuted in the year 2002 against England at Trent Bridge at 17 years and 153 days to become Test Cricket’s youngest wicketkeeper. He had replaced the injured Ajay Ratra and eclipsed the record previously held by Pakistan’s Hanif Mohammed (17 years and 300 days). He played out an hour in the match while batting and hence saved India from defeat. However, with the emergence of Dhoni and poor wicketkeeping, he was sidelined for a few matches in 2004.[15]

On 23 November 2016, Parthiv Patel was called up as a replacement for the regular wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha who had a thigh strain, for the third Test (at Mohali) of the India-England home series.[16] He played his first Test in eight years, having missed 83 Test matches between appearances.[17]

Patel made his ODI debut against New Zealand in January 2003.[18] He was selected in the Indian squad for the 2003 Cricket World Cup but did not play any games, with Rahul Dravid being used as a makeshift wicket-keeper to allow the use of an extra batsman or bowler. With this policy in place, Patel only made intermittent appearances in ODIs, usually when Dravid was injured or being rested (in full or from wicket-keeping duties). He played 13 ODIs in a two-year span, and during an interrupted career managed only an average of 14.66 and a top-score of 28 and was dropped thereafter. Parthiv returned to the Indian team in 2010 in the 4th and 5th Odi vs New Zealand. He celebrated this moment by hitting two back to back half centuries. Later on he was called up for replacing injured Sachin Tendulkar in India tour South Africa .[19]

Tour of West Indies 2011[edit]

With wicket-keeper captain MS Dhoni rested for the tour along with several seniors such as Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, he was entrusted with the job of wicket-keeping in the tour along with Wriddhiman Saha. In the lone T20I match played in the tour, he made his T20I debut at the Queen’s Park Oval at Port-of-Spain. He opened the batting along with another left-handed debutante Shikhar Dhawan and made a 26 from 20 balls. In the second ODI against West Indies he scored 56 not out.

England tour of India 2016[edit]

With wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha injured, Parthiv was called to test team duty for the third test in Mohali. He proved the selectors’ decision was right with two good innings including an unbeaten 67 runs from 54 balls in the second innings which led India to victory.

One of the Indian cricketers to play T20 match in 2005[edit]

Parthiv Patel, along with Robin Singh and Rohan Gavaskar played their first T20 match in 2005.[20] This was the early phase of t20 format. But the first Indian cricketer to play a t20 match was Dinesh Mongia.[21] He played his debut match in July 2004.


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